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Poster: GratefullyDeadInAfrica Date: Jul 18, 2011 1:22am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Hello all/1970!

Just a litte background info, I'm 19 and I'm working in a medical clinic in Kenya for six months. I've been listening to the Dead for three years and have amassed quite a large collection of show in that time. I'm a big fan of 1970 and I was wondering if you guys had any suggestions of shows I might enjoy. I'm currently listening to the jam near the end of 06/06, and I have 01/02, 01/16, 01/31, 02/13-14, 03/01, 03/21 early and late shows, 05/02, 05/07, 06/07, 06/24, 07/14, 08/05, 08/18-19, 09/19-20, 11/08 and a cople others I can't remember on my iPod. Luckily I have my portable HD with me, so I have most of my shows readily avalaible.

Fire away!

Sorry about the spelling errors.

This post was modified by GratefullyDeadInAfrica on 2011-07-18 08:22:08

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Poster: LongDead Date: Jul 18, 2011 6:20am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Hello all/1970!

Don't forget the two live "Download Series" shows:

(Vol. 2) 01-18-70 Springer's Inn, Portland, Or.
02-04-70 Family Dog at the Great Highway

It's amazing to think that the Dancing In The Streets from the 1st show at Springer's (01-16) was a mere 7 minutes or so and then two days later they doubled it and jammed it to 14 minutes.

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Poster: GratefullyDeadInAfrica Date: Jul 18, 2011 11:42am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Hello all/1970!

Wow, thanks for all the advice ya'll. I do have pretty crappy internet, so most f the shows I listen to come from external HD. I've got pretty much everything availaible from 1970, and quite a few from 71-74. A friend is shipping me my other HD which contains 75-95, haha. If I find any Kenyan music, I will be happy to share. Most of it is quite strange.

I've spent a lot of time reading pretty much everything LiA has written, he helped me kill quite a few hours in the Amsterdam airport.

I am currently in love with 06/24. Everytime I listen to that NFA I feel like I'm at the show. Awesome. I think that this 160GB iPod I got before I left might be the greatest thing I hae ever purchased. I tend to ramble, I apologize.

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Poster: light into ashes Date: Jul 18, 2011 11:58am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Hello all/1970!

LiA and airports....what a match! They should have LiA kiosks...

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Poster: GratefullyDeadInAfrica Date: Jul 18, 2011 12:07pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Hello all/1970!

Man, I wish. I copied most of the posts from your blog and put them into notepad files and stuck them on my Kindle. Much better then paying for internet in the airport.

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Poster: LongDead Date: Jul 18, 2011 2:05pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Hello all/1970!

That's exactly what I do!

Works like a charm and beats reading at the computer.

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Poster: GratefullyDeadInAfrica Date: Jul 18, 2011 11:53pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Hello all/1970!

It does, I love my Kindle. I'm pretty sure the Africans think I'm a witch doctor, I have all these books about the Dead. Deadbase, The Grateful Dead Almanac, Dead Lyrics, etc.

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Poster: AltheaRose Date: Jul 18, 2011 9:29pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Hello all/1970!

You have to pay for internet in European airports? Bummer. It's free in Bahrain. Killed many hours there that way ...

(Hah, I know that's not on the way to Nairobi, but it just sounds so cosmopolitan, doesn't it?)

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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: Jul 18, 2011 6:03am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Hello all/1970!

Hello! You may be are first African poster on this forum. Sorry, no prize. But GD IA distinction, which is priceless.
One show one must have is 6-24-70 and you have taken care of that. Keep on posting!

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Poster: AltheaRose Date: Jul 18, 2011 3:15am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Hello all/1970!

Welcome! How's your internet there? And how's electricity -- inverters, generator, or regular power? Sounds like you already have a darned good collection to entertain your Kenyan colleagues with if you're so inclined. (What do they think of it, anyway?) Also check out 1/23, 2/11, 3/24, 4/15, 11/6 ...

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Poster: GratefullyDeadInAfrica Date: Jul 18, 2011 3:31am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Hello all/1970!

The internet is okay, it really depends on where I am. Power is normal power in the clinic, solar at the house I am staying in. The family I'm living with doesn't get the GD, haha. Anything over 5 minutes puts them to sleep. They prefer Elton John and Michael Jackson, ahaha.

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Poster: AltheaRose Date: Jul 18, 2011 6:03am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Hello all/1970!

Is DL speed good enough for easy IA streaming? I live in Nepal and have to buffer. Some days it doesn't need much time; other days it's just godawful. Hence the importance of a good music collection on your computer!

People here either sorta like GD or are too polite to say they don't (when I play it. I mean, they don’t KNOW it or anything, though you can buy GD T-shirts in the tourist areas.) I've heard things like, "Hmmm, your music is more ... complicated." I think that's a compliment. But most of the Western music here is beyond horrible, except for Bob Marley, who is HUGE -- I mean, his face is literally on almost all the buses and taxis.

Fortunately, most of the music is Bollywood, which is tons o' fun. Here's a big hit I hear a lot on the streets if you feel like "now for something completely different" from GD '70 or various TDIHs:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LNnAOslxVnM&;feature=related

Is that great or what? Busby Berkeley goes to the disco with Marilyn Monroe! Post a popular song from Kenya sometime.

(Incidentally, if anyone is curious, the Hindi portion of the lyrics translate roughly as a kind of "Diamonds are a Girl's Best Friend." It's from a movie about, of course, a gold-digging actress, and basically means: "You all look and whisper and make plans to get me, but I'm fine by myself until I find a man with wealth and a big car, not you silly boys with empty pockets." She uses the lowest form of "you," as when you address a little kid or a puppy. The English tidbits you'll get. Pretty entertaining, if you enjoy over-the-top!)



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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: Jul 18, 2011 6:10am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Hello all/1970!

I love ya AR. Your excitement w/ another poster in a developing country leapt off the screen. Buffering, inverting, ect. The ex-pat club?

Why Bob Marley? Is it his earlier protest music or more Kaya? (Wiki Kaya ,the word, interesting.)

"Hmmm, your music is more ... complicated.", I don't think that is a compliment, if we are talking India-lite. The audacity of us Western barbarians to give our true opinions!

But then, after listening to the most recent hit from Sheila Ki Jawani, there music is more... complicated.

Side note- I listened to mucho Bollywood product, music, film as little as six years ago (I had Indian clients). I noticed more sexuality in that vid then any I had previously seen. Most of my clients were from Mumbai so I think they were hip to their cultural scene.

I also think Sheila owes Madonna and the estate of MJ for most of her dance moves. Maybe my eyes have turned, but I didn't see many of the usual traditional dance moves.

Lastly, I have prayed to my God to never put me on a bus full of Mumbaians getting hammered on Scotch (Johnny Walker) giddy to see the new release from Bollywood in Manhattan. Extra-extra strength Excedrin and perma-smile! Gotta get those cases and lift up that order. Bollywood is so ...complicated. Sweet dreams to all.

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Poster: AltheaRose Date: Jul 18, 2011 7:12am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Hello all/1970!

Bob Marley? Simple. The other part of the Marley image on buses and taxes is generally a ganja leaf. Which can also appear without the Marley -- sometimes with the Jamaican colors, sometimes not. I'll take pics sometime.

Johnny Walker? Some folks have seen this. Read the "labal":

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I'll send you a link to some fun pics.



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Poster: scotch_glass Date: Jul 18, 2011 2:21pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Hello all/1970!

Blasphemy! I can understand fake designer sunglasses or purses but now they've gone too far!!

It looks like everyone has nailed down a lot of my favorites already from 1970, the Road Trips release is also a great listen from this time.

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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: Jul 18, 2011 7:24am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Hello all/1970!

Seriously, for the Mary Jane? That's Peter Tosh's domain. I guess he is not a global brand though.

For some reason I wanted to hear, "Oh yes, 3 O'Clock Roadblock, Them Belly Full (But We Hungry), Burnin and Lootin' and War/No More Trouble were songs for, Down with the King."

Pot? Jeez, just use the leaf. Is cannabis legal in Nepal? Opium? Not too hard to find either I would imagine, esp. for young men having left the farm to come to the big city.

E- Clever label. Is that a gag or do folks get JWBlack prices for whatever is in that bottle? Oh boy, wouldn't do that higher up the JW brand tree.

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Poster: AltheaRose Date: Jul 18, 2011 7:46am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Hello all/1970!

Oh, it's a cheap knockoff., like "Clavin Klain" pants. It tastes awful, btw.

No, it's not legal, except on some holidays. Though it used to be legal until the '70s, I think, and pretty much grows everywhere.

You're right about the more overt sexuality these days. I just got to be an extra in a music video (no, not dancing, puh-leez) ... the clothes on the main "actress" were ... well, NOT complicated.

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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: Jul 18, 2011 7:58am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Hello all/1970!

>it's not legal, except on some holidays

Is there a quasi-Rastafarian religious sect? Do they smoke it, eat it, bake w/ it, make clothes from it?

Do the authorities only allow 1 kilo-ish (or so) per worshiper?

;-)

E: Where you the lone, white Westerner for the vid? No scrapping the backpacker warrens? And how did you know the dancing question right up front? If you can be seen in the vid, we have to talk.

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Poster: AltheaRose Date: Jul 18, 2011 8:00am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Hello all/1970!

Actually, it's traditionally consumed by the god Shiva. So sadhus, the wandering hermits with the dreadlocks (which originate in this part of the world, along with the word "ganja"), do smoke it. Presumably legally. I mean, it's their worship, and they're pretty much everywhere.

It can also be smoked or used by anyone during the Shivaratri (Night of Shiva) festival, and on Holi (another festival) it's baked into pakodi and made into a kind of milkshake called bangh (probably the origin of another word you may have encountered). The govt used to pass it out free to the sadhus on Shivaratri, and they might still -- I'm not sure. You can see why this place got popular as the end of the so-called "hippie trail" in the '60s and '70s.

There ya go. Fun educational facts to know and tell.

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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: Jul 18, 2011 8:15am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Hello all/1970!

We need way more festivals in this country.

Rastafarians seem to have 'borrowed' a few words. I thought it was all from Ethiopia, mon.

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Poster: clementinescaboose Date: Jul 18, 2011 2:48am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Hello all/1970!

You definitely need a copy of 4-15-70 and 5-6-70. Two of the best of the year, get these any way you can.

after that i'd suggest:

1/23
1/24
2/2
4/12
5/1
5/15
5/24
7/30
9/18
11/6
11/16 <--(with Steve Winwood!)



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Poster: bkidwell Date: Jul 18, 2011 2:15am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Hello all/1970!

It sounds like you have a lot of the favorite and most essential 1970 recordings, but there are still more to enjoy, although some may have some sound quality issues. I started a thread recently about 7/12/70 and 7/11/70 which are great shows with somewhat "difficult" auds, and a lot of discussion about other 1970 shows (many of which you mentioned) came up:

http://www.archive.org/post/383701/tdih-1970

EDIT: also, make you sure you go to Light In Ashes blog and read all his posts about everything to do with 1970!

http://deadessays.blogspot.com/

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